Fly­ing Heather is the hu­man can­non­ball

Watched by 3.1m

Ayrshire Post - - GIRVAN NEWS - Stephen Hous­ton

A teacher has been shot more than 30 feet in the air - all in the name of TV en­ter­tain­ment.

And su­per- fit Heather Lin­ton said: “I could feel my heart thump­ing in my chest . . . but it was great fun.”

The stat­uesque blonde has just ap­peared on the first episode of ITV’s new Satur­day night prime time show Can­non­ball.

Heather took part in four crazy wa­ter- based stunts af­ter jet­ting out to the set in Val­letta, Malta in May.

But only “The Blob” - in which she was jet­ti­soned into the air - was screened on the 7pm show to an au­di­ence of 3.1 mil­lion.

The for­mer Bel­mont Acad­emy pupil, now 31, is a head sup­port teacher at a school in South­hamp­ton.

Her fi­ance Peter Oswald is a PT in­struc­tor in the Royal Navy, so she gets plenty of sup­port in the fit­ness department.

But her par­ents John and Lu­cille were cheer­ing her on back in Ayr as she was in­tro­duced by host, cricket leg­end Fred­die Flintoff.

Heather was placed on an in­flat­able cush­ion while a “blob­ber” plunged from height onto the other end.

The ki­netic en­ergy then cat­a­pulted her into the wa­ter, with the goal of be­ing the high­est in the air.

She said: “I was de­lighted to be on the very first Can­non­ball.

“I got a great men­tion as the Scot­tish com­peti­tor and the bag­pipes played in the back­ground.

“The adren­a­line was bril­liant and I am so glad I did it.

“I am not go­ing to lie, it was a bit scarey.

” I did not too bad, though I didn’t get the gold medal.

“Peter watched me on TV and was in ab­so­lute stitches.”

Heather took part in another TV show Ninja War­rior last year and keeps in shape in the gym, run­ning and tough mud­der events.

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